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Insight #10: Build Culture, Intentionally

This is the twenty-sixth in a series of posts that will examine ten insights Community Wealth Partners has uncovered through our research of and experience with initiatives that have created transformational social change. Imagine yourself in your office, tackling one of the many things that are on your plate. You need a break so you head downstairs to the bowling alley. You and a colleague play a game while you talk about this and …Read More

Experiment, Learn & Evolve – Pivoting to Success

This is the twenty-fifth in a series of posts that will examine ten insights Community Wealth Partners has uncovered through our research of and experience with initiatives that have created transformational social change. To achieve transformation, an organization should not be rigidly fixed to a particular strategy or model. It is crucial to be open to learning and evolving, that is, to respond to stakeholder and market feedback in order to continuously improve your …Read More

Living in the Market: Making Sense of the Senseless

This is the twenty-second in a series of posts that will examine ten insights Community Wealth Partners has uncovered through our research of and experience with initiatives that have created transformational social change. When our world is shaken by a tragedy, such as the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, we are left with unbearable sadness and grief. We mourn with the families of the victims and feel compelled to do something – …Read More

Seeking better outcomes? Live in the market.

This is the twenty-first in a series of posts that will examine ten insights Community Wealth Partners has uncovered through our research of and experience with initiatives that have created transformational social change. “People don’t buy products. People don’t buy services. People buy outcomes. There’s the old saying that you don’t really want a drill, you want a hole.” –          Indispensable: How To Become The Company That Your Customers Can’t Live Without by Joe …Read More

Insight #8: Live in the Market

This is the twentieth in a series of posts that will examine ten insights Community Wealth Partners has uncovered through our research of and experience with initiatives that have created transformational social change. What percent of your time do you spend living in the market? For social change agents who have achieved transformational change, they spend the majority of their time this way.  They are continuously observing, engaging with, seeking to understand, and learning from …Read More

The Power of Storytelling in Building Public Support

This is the nineteenth in a series of posts that will examine ten insights Community Wealth Partners has uncovered through our research of and experience with initiatives that have created transformational social change. An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for “Superman,” North Country, Syriana, Food Inc, The Help, The Kite Runner, Charlie Wilson’s War. Have you seen any of these films? Last month, I had the pleasure of hearing Jeff Skoll speak at the 2012 Independent Sector …Read More

Insight #7: Build Public Support

This is the fifteenth in a series of posts that will examine ten insights Community Wealth Partners has uncovered through our research of and experience with initiatives that have created transformational social change. The power and influence of public opinion is perhaps never more evident in the United States than during the last couple of weeks leading up to the Presidential Election. As the countdown to Election Day gets into the single digits, the …Read More

Insight #6: Change the Conversation

This is the fourteenth in a series of posts that will examine ten insights Community Wealth Partners has uncovered through our research of and experience with initiatives that have created transformational social change. Sometimes the most powerful thing a leader can do is change the conversation, which ultimately changes the outcome. We found that leaders who are working toward transformational change are especially skilled at this—and they have the courage to do it, when …Read More

Insight #5: Communications is Strategy

This is the twelfth in a series of posts that will examine ten insights Community Wealth Partners  has uncovered through our research of and experience with initiatives that have created transformational social change. Communications is strategy for those working to create transformational change. It’s not an afterthought but a critical cornerstone of the strategy to solve a social problem. Scott Case, the former CEO of Malaria No More—an organization that is part of the …Read More

Schools In For Summer: Opening Up an Education Nonprofit’s Circle

This is the eleventh in a series of posts that will examine ten insights Community Wealth Partners has uncovered through our research of and experience with initiatives that have created transformational social change. This series was introduced in a previous post. To expand the reach of a nonprofit, it takes a lot of work. As I joined Alejandro Gac-Artigas, 2012 Echoing Green Fellow and founder of Springboard Collaborative, a summer K-3rd grade literacy program in …Read More